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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Stud finder
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Electrical tape
    • File
    • Non-contact voltage tester
    • Wire stripper/cutter

You will also need a 1/4-in. drill bit, 18-in. long, a 1-in. drill bit, a wire coat hanger or “fish” tape, a hammer drill and cold chisel if you have a brick exterior and a hacksaw blade if you have to replace an interior box.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Exterior electrical box
    • Weatherproof box cover
    • Electrical cable
    • GFCI outlet
    • Cable clamps
    • Wire connectors
    • Silicone caulk
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